Interlogix Simon XTi - Technical Bulletin - Firmware Upgrade from v1.5 to v1.5.1



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Tech Note
:
Simon XTi
,
Firmware Upgrade to v1.5
.
1

1

© 2014 United Technologies Corporation.
Interlogix is part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corporation.


All rights reserved.




TECHNICAL
BULLETIN

Simon XTi
,
Firmware Upgrade
from v1.5
to v1.5
.
1

Release Date:
0
4
/
16
/201
4

Details
:

Interlogix recently changed the Simon XT
i self
-
contained security panel

firmware
from version 1.5 to version
1.5
.
1.
This change
incorporates
improvements

for optimum system
performance

and robustness
.

All
manufactured product
s
hipping from Interlogix with a product date code equal to or
greater than 13221 has
version 1.5
.
1 firmware installed.


Simon XTi panels

that were purchased prior to
1/1/2014
, which

are either being held in inventory or have
already been installed
,

should
be
upgraded to version 1.5
.
1.

F
uture
upgrades
will continue t
o bring additional improvements
.

This initial upgrade should be performed within
the
first half of 2014

in order to take full adv
antage of subsequent upgrades.

Actions

for Installed Panels
:

The method of upgrading the firmware will vary depending upon
th
e existing panel
configuration.

Panels

equipped
with Alarm.com cellular module:

Installed
Simon XTI 1.5
panels equipped with an Alarm.com cellular module
were upgraded to 1.5.1 during
a recent
maintenance up
date
.

No action is req
uired for Simon XTi
panels

serviced by Alarm.com.


Panels not equipped with an Alarm.com cellular module, but
with

a valid PSTN connection:

I
nstalled panels that do not have an Alarm.com cellular module, but do have a
valid

PSTN connection that
is
configured

to
an

Interlogix

Enterp
rise Downloader

Software

(EDS)

remote maintenance application,
may
be upgraded remotely
.

A new version of EDS 4.5

is
required
.


When a PSTN connection is made between
EDS
v
4.5 and
a Simon XTi panel the upgrade to firmware version 1.5.1 will automatically
initiate.


I
nstalled panels with a valid PSTN connection, but which are not supported with the Interlogix Enterprise
Downloader Software (EDS), and are not equipped with an Alarm.com module,
can
be
easily
upgraded
manually at the location of the panel

by
calling into a server at Interlogix
.


If you have installed
Simon XTi
panel
s

that have a valid PSTN connection and
are
not equipped with

an

Alarm.com cellular module,

contact Interlogix for assistance and suppor
t.

For more
information
, contact the
Interlogix Customer Service department at (855)
-
286
-
8889 (
option 1,
Monday
through Friday, excluding holidays, between 5 a.m. and 5 p.m. Pacific Time) or by email at:
questions@interlogix.com
.

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Tech Note: Simon XTi, Firmware Upgrade to v1.51

© 2014 United
Technologies Corporation. Interlogix is part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corporation.


All rights reserved.

Actions for Non
-
installed Panels:

For Simon XTi panels that have not been installed,
identification of firmware version can be obtained by
inspecting the manufacturing date on the container label.
Units with a date code between
12053

and
13220

can

be
r
eturned to Interlogix for replacement.
Panels should be
returned unopened and in the original packaging
.

To
exchange a n
on
-
installed Simon
XTi panel

containing
version 1.5
firmware, the panel
must

be
returned
,

either to
an Interlogix distributor

or through the standard Interlogix
RMA process. To speak with a customer service
representative regarding the RMA process or for any other
product related questions, please contact the Interlogix
Customer Service department at (855)
-
286
-
8889 (
option
1,
M
onday through Friday, excluding holidays, between 5
a.m. and 5 p.m. Pacific Time) or by email at:
questions@interlogix.com
.


Panels with a date code
equal to or
greater than
13221

have version 1.5
.
1 firmware
installed and no action is
required.

Questions
:

If you have questions regarding this technical bulletin please contact Interlogix
Customer Service

at
1
-
855
-
286
-
8889

(o
ption 1
)

during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, betwee
n 5 a.m. and
5 p.m. Pacific Time).

Thank you,



Interlogix
, Product Management


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